David & Stephanie – Carlisle Wedding at Lady Gillford’s house.
Last Monday I received an email asking if I could photograph a Carlisle wedding at the stunning Lady Gilford’s house as the previous photographer could no longer attend. Only having a weeks notice is a little bit unusual but it was also thrilling and amazing knowing I was helping a couple out in a time of need.
While I love big extravagant weddings I can’t help but, admire and adore the honesty, intimacy, and simplicity of a small wedding. With a total of 18 guests, Carlisle’s Lady Gilford’s house was the perfect venue for this union. The venue itself is the Carlisle Registration Office, but it’s the prettiest registry office I have ever set foot in. In fact, its where me and my now wife were legally wedded with our two witness’s by our side (see I told you I like small weddings).
I turned up in the morning to photograph the bridal prep not knowing quite what to expect. But as soon as I was out of my car I was straight away offered a brew. Bliss. Stephanie, the bridesmaids and mum were all busy getting ready while letting me capture and document everything freely. It was great!
I zoomed across town to Lady Gilford’s where I met David and the rest of the family. It was wonderful. Being introduced to each family member was great. I felt like I was a part of the service. An insider, not an outsider looking in. I immediately felt like I was a part of the gang. From there we headed off to a nearby Cafe “bobbins” for an afternoon tea.
While I only spent 4 hours with this family I feel honoured to have photographed this amazing couple who are full of love and generosity. Thank you for letting me photograph your day.
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